World Press Photo 2011

World Press Photo - this is the most prestigious competition for all the news photographers. Last year the competition was attended by 5847 photographers who have provided 108059 photographs. As a result of various competition awards were 56 photographers from 23 countries. We bring you the best in our opinion, the work of the winners.

World Press Photo 2011

A man and a boy walking along a flooded village in Pakistan Baseera, August 22, 2010. It was the most devastating floods in Pakistan over the past 80 years. The picture is part of a photo essay, which won 1st place in category "People in the News" at the World Press Photo. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak | Getty Images):

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1st place in category "News from the scene" (Spot news) has won the photographer Peter Lakatos in Hungary, with a photograph of the suicide May 22, 2010. (Photo by Peter Lakatos | AP | MTI)

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This is a picture of the year, World Press Photo Competition 2011 and 1st place in category "Portraits". Afghan girl Bibi Aisha, disfigured by her husband, cutting off her nose and ears for trying to escape from it. Photographer Jodi Bieber from South Africa eight times won the World Press Photo awards in various categories, but won the grand prize for the first time, becoming the second South African winner in the history prize. She was evacuated to the United States, where she underwent plastic surgery and she has found a new face. (Photo by Jodie Bieber | Goodman Gallery for Time magazine | Institute for Artist Management | AP)

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Second place in the category "Arts and Entertainment." The picture "Flying Cholito" freelance photographer made in Bolivia.

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1st place in category "Arts and Entertainment" at the World Press Photo 2011. Kinshasa - the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the third largest city in Africa. A participant in a symphony orchestra practiced the cello. (Photo by Andrew McConnell | Panos Pictures)

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2nd place in the category "Sports" in the World Press Photo 2011. There was a horn pierced the Spanish matador Julio Aparicio during the bullfight at Las Ventas, Madrid, May 21, 2010. Matador immediately taken to the hospital. The operation lasted more than 6 hours. Julio is still alive. (Photo by Gustavo Cuevas | EFE)

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The funeral is 35 kilometers from the city of Srinagar in India, September 6, 2010. Sister clings to the bed on which lay her dead brother. This image won the 1st place in category "People in the News" on the World Press Photo 2011. (Photo by Altaf Qadri | AP)

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Covered with ashes the statue at the entrance to the town Cemoro Lawang about the active volcano Bromo on the island of Java in Indonesia, 24 December 2010. The picture is part of a photo essay, which won third place in the category of "Nature" in the World Press Photo 2011. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT | AFP | Getty Images)

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In this picture, the North Korean leader Kim Jong Il (left) and his son Kim Jong Un attend a military parade marking the 65th anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea, Pyongyang, North Korea, October 10, 2010. Associated Press photographer Vincent Yu was awarded third place in the three categories of "People in the News" at the World Press Photo 2011. (Photo by Vincent Yu, File | AP)

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A woman cries over the body of his 15-year-old daughter, who was killed by police on the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 19, 2010. The picture is part of a photo essay, which won 1st place in category "News" at the World Press Photo 2011. (Photo by Olivier Laban mattei | AFP | Getty Images)

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Third place in the category "Everyday life» (Daily Life) at the World Press Photo 2011. Crowded train approaching the station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 16, 2010. (Photo by Andrew Biraj | Reuters)

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The picture is part of a photo essay by the Italian photographer, who took 2nd place in category "Nature" in the World Press Photo 2011. Whooper swan at dawn in Hokkaido, Japan, in January 2010. (Photo by Stefano Unterthiner | National Geographic Magazine | AP)

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2nd place among the individual photos in the category of "Nature" has got the photographer from Germany Reinhard Dirscherl. Fish sailboats attack sardines on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The name of this beautiful and unusual fish was given because of the high dorsal fin that resembles a sail deployed. The recorded movement speed sailing under water is 109 km / h! (Photo by Reinhard Dirscherl | AP)

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Photo entitled "Portrait for the social network" has become one of the most extraordinary nominees.

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2nd place in category "Portraits" at the World Press Photo 2011 went to the Dutch photographer Joost van den Broek. Russian Cadet Cyril Leversky with the legendary Russian sailing ship 'Krusenstern'. (Photo by Joost van den Broek | De Volkskrant | AP)

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2nd place in category "Modern Problems" at the World Press Photo 2011. 9-year-old girl - victim of Agent Orange, Vietnam. This mixture of defoliants and herbicides, synthetic - chemical substances used to kill vegetation. (Photo by Ed Kashi | Handout | Reuters)

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The picture is part of a photo essay, which won 1st place in category "Sport" on the World Press Photo 2011. Thomas Daley of Great Britain to compete in jumping from the 3-meter springboard at the Summer Youth Olympic Games 2010 in Singapore, August 22, 2010. (Photo by Adam Pretty | Getty Images | AP)

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Irish photographer Seamus Murphy took second place in the category "People in the News" by Julian Assange shot.

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Picture of French photographer is part of the photo essay, which won 1st place in category "News" at the World Press Photo. A man throws the body of a dead child in a hospital morgue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 15, 2010. (Photo by Olivier Laban-Mattei | AP | AFP)

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The picture is part of a photo essay, which won 1st place in category "Everyday life" (Daily Life) at the World Press Photo 2011. Metropolis. (Photo by Martin Roemers | Panos Pictures | AP)

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The picture is part of a photo essay, which won 1st place in category "People in the News" at the World Press Photo 2011. Flood victims from the city of Dadu in Pakistan reach for food, fighting with the air flow from the propellers of a military helicopter carrying humanitarian aid, September 13, 2010. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak | Getty Images | AP):

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Anti-government protests in Bangkok, Thailand, May 2010. The picture is part of a photo essay, which won the 2nd prize in the category "News from the scene" at the World Press Photo 2011. (Photo by Corentin Fohlen | Fedephoto | AP)

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A man with a shark on the street of the capital of Somalia - Mogadishu, September 23, 2010. The picture won 1st place in category "Everyday life» (Daily Life) at the World Press Photo 2011. (Photo by Omar Feisal | Reuters | AP)